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What Brits say v what they mean. Or rather a translation for the rest of the world.

What Brits say v what they mean. Or rather a translation for the rest of the world.
As a Brit writing for a US publisher, I’ve had to relearn English. Yeah, seriously. I mean whose language is ENGLISH anyway? (insert winky face here :P). The grammar is different – they put a comma before the word ‘and’ for a start, and don’t even get me started on the spelling. Z’s (that’s zed by the way) instead of s’s and no u’s and …. (is laughing quietly while writing this bit which you won’t be able to see. And it has to be quiet. It’s almost ten to two in the morning).   I often get comments back on the manuscript highlighting something I’ve put with a “huh?” in the margin. Not so much now… Well, occasionally I still manage to chuck something in that I understand perfectly, as would every other Brit who reads my books, which knocks my editor for six.
Anyway here are some of those things that other people have asked me to explain. If you can think of anymore, leave a comment and I’ll do that next t…

Cover Reveal - Signal Me series

Here are the covers for my new three book YA series - Signal Me. No release date as yet, but the pre-galley edits have been done for book one of the series. the names of the book come from the flags on the covers and the call signs associated with each one.

November Charlie  Following a tsunami and earthquake in which Jim and Staci Kirk’s parents are declared missing, Jim decides to go and search for them himself. Unbeknown to him, Staci and their best friend Lou, run away to join him. It seems so simple on paper, sail from England to the Philippines and find them. But a hurricane named Erika and a shark conspire against them to make this trip one of the most dangerous trips the three teenagers have ever done in their lives. Will they find the Kirk’s or does God have another idea in mind?

Delta Victor Shipwrecked on the remote volcanic island of Agrihan, Lou Benson and Jim and Staci Kirk now have to somehow find their way to civilisation. Their mission to find the Kirk’s now abandoned…

Psalm 23

Saw this on facebook and it's worth putting on here as well.

The 23rd Psalm Most people probably never thought nor looked at this Psalm in this way, even though they say it over and over again. The Lord is my Shepherd
That's Relationship! I shall not want
That's Supply! He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
That's Rest! He leadeth me beside the still waters
That's Refreshment! He restoreth my soul
That's Healing! He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
That's Guidance! For His name sake
That's Purpose! Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
That's Testing! I will fear no evil
That's Protection! For Thou art with me
That's Faithfulness! Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me
That's Discipline! Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies
That's Hope! Thou annointest my head with oil
That's Consecration! My cup runneth over
That's Abundance! Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days …